2000 IN REVIEW
The veteran Argentine won two doubles titles during season and he played with 15 different partners...In February, reached SF in Memphis (w/Zimonjic)...On clay, won his eighth career ATP title in Bogota (w/Arnold), defeating Balcells-Hadad...In April, advanced to SF in Casablanca (w/Alami)...Three months later, won second title in Kitzbƒhel (w/Suk), defeating Eagle-Florent in final...In September, advanced to ATP final in Palermo (w/Goellner), losing to Carbonell-Garcia...His best TMS result of season was QF in Stuttgart (w/Oncins) ...Finished No. 44 in doubles.
1987-Best result was a SF at the Santiago Challenger...1988-Won doubles title at Sao Paulo-1 Challenger (w/Campos) and a runner-up at Sao Paulo-4 (w/Kist) and Vina del Mar (w/Blengino) Challengers...1989-Reached his first Tour doubles final in San Marino (w/Luza)...1990-Won his first ATP Tour doubles title in Geneva (w/Engel)...Won Mexico City Challenger (w/V. Jansson)...1991-Recaptured doubles title at Mexico City Challenger (w/Acioly) and also won Sao Paulo-4 Challenger (w/Lobo)...Posted his best results on grass courts with QF at Wimbledon (w/Cannon)...Finished in Top 100 for first time at No. 94...1992-Advanced to Grand Slam-best SF at Roland Garros (w/Motta), beating top-seeded Fitzgerald-Jarryd and Agassi-J. McEnroe along the way...Won two Challenger doubles titles...Qualified for three tournaments in singles, including US Open for only Grand Slam appearance...1993-Won second ATP doubles title in Bordeaux and finalist in Sao Paulo (both w/Frana)...1994-Won three Challenger doubles titles...1995-Won three more Challenger titles with as many partners and finalist in San Marino Tour stop (w/Mordegan)...1996-Won consecutive doubles titles in San Marino (w/Arnold) and Umag (w/Lobo) and reached final in Marbella (w/Arnold) ...Finished No. 57 in doubles...1997-Compiled 32-28 record and captured doubles titles in Milan (w/Nyborg) and Munich (w/Corretja) while reaching final in Barcelona (w/Corretja)...Finished year-end best No. 35 in doubles and earned a career-high $145,457...1998-Went 25-26 in doubles and won title in Mallorca and finalist in Palermo (w/Orsanic)...Also reached SF in three other ATP tournaments...Finished No. 51...1999-Finished No. 53 in doubles and his best result was SF at Roland Garros (w/Carbonell) for second time in career...His best TMS result was 3rd RD at Ericsson Open in Miami (w/Montana)...Compiled a 15-4 record in Challenger play, winning titles in Lima and Montevideo (w/Garcia) while reaching final in Laguna Hills (w/Orsanic).
Full name is Pablo Alberto Albano...Began playing tennis at age 8 at Club Canottieri...Enjoys water skiing, wind surfing, reggae music and playing soccer...Favorite soccer team is Independiente of Buenos Aires...Favorite player is former standout Bochini...Has a 3-2 career Davis Cup record in doubles in five ties...Wife, Mariangela (married April 3, 1992); sons, Felipe (Oct. 11, 1995) and Bruno (June 17, 2000) ...Currently resides in Sao Paulo, Brazil where he is the director of the International Development Tennis Center (IDTC).